Less than two weeks
Less than two weeks before I fly off to Korea again. I’ll be there from August 31st to November 17th. This time to get married to my best friend, and I’m very excited 🙂 Yunjoo has been great at getting the wedding stuff set up on her side. I can’t be there to help her with a lot of the hands-on planning, but with Skype, Facebook, email, and chatting I’ve been able to help out with things here and there. I’ve also been able to help out a lot with getting Yunjoo’s dresses and some other needed things for the wedding. Many things are a lot cheaper here in the US than in Korea, especially wedding dresses. They’re too expensive to buy in Korea, but you can rent them…. for about $1000 per day!
In Korea (and some other Asian countries I’ve heard), the bride and groom take wedding pictures a month or two before the real wedding. That way they can have a big photo album at the ceremony for anyone to check out as well as blown up pictures of the couple. The pictures are all very high-quality studio photos, and should look good, but I think I like natural/spontaneous pictures better 🙂 Yunjoo likes them both, and it will be my first time in a photo studio for these kinds of pictures. It should be fun.
I have a lot of new designs/illustrations I want to make/finish, but I’ve been pretty busy with wedding stuff and helping my parents with stuff so I haven’t been able to get to working on any of them. If I’m unable to work while in Korea, I’ll be trying to do a lot of design work while Yunjoo is at work.
I’ve helped my parents a lot lately. My dad had his stem cell transplant a couple of weeks ago to help him fight off his myeloma. He’s been recovering slowly, but faster than average. He had to stay in the hospital for 2 and a half weeks. At first they thought it would take 3 weeks, but he was able to leave a little sooner. Although now my parents have to stay in an apartment that is nearby the hospital since our house is too far away. He has to be careful for another 2-4 weeks until the doctors say he’s recovered enough to go back home. His toughest time was in the hospital when the nausea was very very intense. It’s tough to force yourself to eat and move around to get energy when you feel very nauseous, dizzy, tired, and nothing sounds good to eat… I visited them last night and dad’s been gaining his appetite back and eating better each day. He still has to watch what he eats a lot while he’s recovering. Oh yeah, and today is their anniversary, so Happy Anniversary to them! 🙂